WATCH: Chris Stapleton Stars In Hilarious SNL Skit Featuring Ryan Reynolds

Stapleton’s third SNL appearance was a memorable one!


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 15, 2024


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Chris Stapleton; Photo by Colin Cauldwell/NBC

Chris Stapleton showed off his comedic acting skills when he returned to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. In addition to performing on the show, he joined host Ryan Gosling and cast members Ego Nwodim, Chloe Fineman and Chloe Troast for a hilarious musical comedy sketch dubbed, “Get That Boy Back.” 

What Is Stapleton’s Role In The Sketch?

The sketch draws inspiration from the many female country stars who have guided their listeners through breakups with revengeful, hard-hitting anthems. Nwodim, Fineman, and Troast begin by introducing their parody track as their way of getting even with the man who betrayed them. 

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The song starts out with simpler methods like writing their name on the hood of his car with lipstick and keying the side of his truck. However, as the song goes on, the lyrics starts to introduce different ways to make the man believe he’s actually going crazy, like changing out his shoe size or sneakily convincing his parents they need to move in with him, thus preventing him from dating someone new. 

Stapleton suddenly starts to appear as he plays the role of the heartbreaker who’s fallen victim to the women’s mischievous acts. Then Ryan Reynolds enters as the crazy older brother who comes up with even more crazy ideas. 

Taking on this role allowed Stapleton to show fans a whole new side to him. He’s generally behind the mic pouring his heart out through his award-winning songs, but for this TV appearance, he got to have a bit more fun with his musical abilities. 

Chris Stapleton; Photo by Colin Cauldwell/NBC
Chris Stapleton; Photo by Colin Cauldwell/NBC

Third Time Performing On SNL

In addition to taking part in the sketch, the 10x GRAMMY Award-winner and Kentucky native celebrated his third time as a musical guest by performing his GRAMMY-winning No. 1 hit, “White Horse” and “Mountains Of My Mind,” both of which appear on his new album, Higher.

Stapleton’s gritty vocals took the lead on “White Horse,” as his bandmates elevated the performance with their hard-hitting instrumentals. A more acoustic approach was taken for “Mountains Of My Mind,” as he strummed his guitar and delivered the touching lyrics without the addition of his band. 

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Nominated For Five ACM Awards

These performances on SNL come hot on the heels of the announcement that reveals Chris Stapleton is a five-time nominee for this year’s 59th Annual ACM Awards. He is vying for wins in the Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (Higher, as artist and producer) and Artist-Songwriter of the Year categories. 

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Chris Stapleton at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas; Photo by Rich Polk for PMC
Chris Stapleton at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas; Photo by Rich Polk for PMC

All-American Road Show

Additionally, Chris Stapleton is currently in the midst of his extensive “All-American Road Show.” Produced by Live Nation, the highly anticipated trek features stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Philadelphia’s Freedom Mortgage Pavilion and Arlington’s Globe Life Field as well as dates across the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. 

He has also been tapped to join George Strait for several stadium shows this year. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.